So, one of the best things about the new place is it’s proximity to a Dunkin Donuts/Baskin Robins. When I got home from work yesterday, Nico and I sent Dave to do some work at a coffee shop and we did some stuff around the house. I tried to put the bed together- but failed because we are, apparently, missing a piece (don’t ask me how). Then we had some dinner and walked to get ice cream. Isn’t that awesome!!
I have biked to work two days this week. It’s a nice ride… about 12.5-13 miles round trip. Overwhelming though, because I see all these places where I want to go… this bar…this restaurant… this book store. Its hard to keep my bike going. It’s weird because I used to be so gunshy about riding my bike. I would go out of my way to stay on bike paths. And often I would end up lost. I’ve finally just said, “to hell with it!” and just got out there with the cars. I fully expect to get tagged some day… but since I am riding on crowded city streets, I am banking on the offending driver only going about 20-30 mph when they hit me. And since I am wearing a helmet, I think I will be okay. I mean, obviously, it would hurt, which is why I am careful- defensive. When I have questions about other drivers being aware of me- I just hop off my bike and wait for them to go by. No big deal.
I also finished my work for the College of Medicine this weekend. I had been working half time for the grant since I left in April… helping with presentations and posters and such. Yesterday was the big annual meeting and I helped pull together the figures for it. It was a bit unceremonious of an end for me. The person who took over my position seemed grateful for my help, but my old boss seemed a bit ambivalent about my contribution. Oh well. Consider that a life lesson learned.
All for now.